Automobile collisions are the most common cause of personal injury claims and wrongful death claims in Texas. Every year, many innocent people are seriously hurt or die at the hands of negligent drivers.
If you’ve been involved in a car wreck and do not have an experienced car accident lawyer in Tyler, TX on your side, the insurance company has the advantage. Just talking to an insurance adjuster without legal representation can hurt your case. It may also prevent you from getting the settlement you deserve.
At Biggs & Greenslade Law, we are experienced and equipped to help you get compensation for your car crash injuries. If you or a family member has been hurt in a car accident, contact us: 903-405-2686
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. Our personal injury attorneys will guide you through the legal system.
We provide vigorous representation for victims and their families. Our Tyler car accident lawyers are passionate about holding careless drivers accountable. We are prepared to argue any motor vehicle accident claim you have, including:
BG Law has leveled the playing field for numerous clients in the past. We are here to provide you with the strong and aggressive representation you need to win your car accident case.
We know how insurance companies operate because John Greenslade, our auto accident attorney for Tyler, Texas, used to represent them. Today, his focus is on helping injured victims. Still, his experience defending insurance companies helps him anticipate the tactics they often use against our clients.
John’s knowledge of the auto insurance industry has helped us win many settlements for our clients.
Our auto accident lawyers in Tyler, Kaufman, and Henderson, Texas are committed to putting all of our experience and skill to work for you. We will achieve the highest settlement possible in your claim.
The amount of compensation depends on the case. There are many types of “damages” our Texas auto accident attorneys can claim. These damages are usually split into two categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are financial losses that have a precise monetary value, including:
Non-economic damages usually describe intangible losses which are assigned a monetary value, including:
If you are seriously injured in a car wreck, there are a few things to remember to help ensure the best possible outcome for your case:
Never leave the scene of an accident you are involved in. This is a hit and run. It is illegal in Texas and could result in jail time.
Be sure to file a police report with the Tyler PD or the local police department in your city. If the accident is minor and the police do not need to be dispatched, you should still file an accident report. That way you do not get charged with a hit and run.
Call 911 if needed. Do not dismiss your injuries. Many accident-related injuries show up days or weeks after the incident. Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible whether you are in pain or not.
If it's possible and safe to do so, avoid moving the vehicles. This allows the police to determine what really happened. Oncoming traffic, fire, injury, debris, and weather all pose continuing risks. So move away from the vehicles if needed for safety, but if possible, keep your car where it is.
While it may sound like a kind gesture, saying you're sorry is the same as claiming legal liability. Even if you think the wreck is your fault, do not admit fault until a professional assesses the situation. Accidents happen very quickly. There may be factors that are not obvious.
Write down their name, phone number, and email address to ensure you are able to contact them if necessary.
You never know when a car accident claim may go to court. If that happens, you’ll want witnesses.
Keep all receipts, records, medical bills, and paperwork related to the accident in any way. This helps us request the maximum settlement for your case.
See details below of the type of pictures that are important to capture after an accident.
The camera on your smartphone works perfectly for documenting your accident. If you don’t have a smartphone, purchase an inexpensive disposable camera to keep in your car’s glove box.
Take pictures of:
Be sure to take a picture of the corresponding vehicle.
Protect your identity: Do not let the other driver photograph your driver’s license. Likewise, do not request to photograph theirs. Instead, exchange contact information with pen and paper.
Our work is based on a contingency fee agreement. That means, we charge no out of pocket expense to our clients. We don’t get paid until you do.
Most of the time, a car accident case can be resolved very quickly because the insurance company will usually settle outside of court. However, occasionally a complex case may require us to file a lawsuit and go to trial. When this happens, the case usually takes longer.
The Texas statute of limitations allows people to file a car accident claim up to two years after the event.
If you've been injured in a car accident, contact the Biggs & Greenslade Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Our auto accident lawyers for Tyler, TX are always ready to help.
We have office locations serving Tyler, TX, Kaufman, TX, and Henderson, TX, and serve the entire greater East Texas region. You deserve just compensation. We can help you get it.
1028 Asher Way
Tyler, TX 75703